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Robert F. Kennedy

1925 - 1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also known by his initials RFK and by the nickname Bobby, was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was, like his brothers John and Edward, a prominent member of the Democratic Party and has come to be viewed by some historians as an icon of modern American liberalism.Kennedy was born into a wealthy, political family in Brookline, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946, Kennedy returned to his studies at Harvard University, and later received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He began his career as a correspondent for The Boston Post and as a lawyer at the Justice Department, but later resigned to manage his brother John's successful campaign for the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert F. Kennedy has received more than 20,176,252 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 72 in 2019). Robert F. Kennedy is the 814th most popular politician (down from 581st in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from United States (down from 181st in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Politician.

Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was a U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate. He was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1968, while campaigning for the presidency.

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Among politicians, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 814 out of 15,577Before him are Arthur Henderson, Eduard Bernstein, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Wilhelm Frick, Pedro I of Brazil, and Justin Trudeau. After him are Édouard Daladier, Dilma Rousseff, Carol II of Romania, Liu Shaoqi, Feodor III of Russia, and Tamar of Georgia.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 14Before him are Albert Bandura, Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, and Mahathir Mohamad. After him are Tony Curtis, Lee Van Cleef, B.B. King, Jorge Rafael Videla, Carlos Castaneda, and Audie Murphy. Among people deceased in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 9Before him are Helen Keller, Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, and Otto Hahn. After him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, and Karl Barth.

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Among people born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 235 out of 18,182Before him are Cameron Diaz (1972), Michael Jordan (1963), Spencer Tracy (1900), Peter Falk (1927), Robert E. Lee (1807), and Henry Miller (1891). After him are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Philip Kotler (1931), Rita Hayworth (1918), Brigham Young (1801), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and John Ford (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 34Before him are Sitting Bull (1831), John Adams (1735), Herbert Hoover (1874), James Monroe (1758), James Madison (1751), and Andrew Jackson (1767). After him are William Howard Taft (1857), Calvin Coolidge (1872), John Quincy Adams (1767), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Johnson (1808), and George Marshall (1880).